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ERIC Number: ED059843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 13
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Reflections of Life Through Books.
Porter, Jane
The anthology by Jesse Perry, "Reading Ladders for Human Relations," constructed of a blend of best literary works, was compiled based on the conviction that reading selected books would increase the social sensitivity of young people and play a unique role in fostering better human relationships. Its main purposes are expressed in the section titles: creating a positive image, living with others, appreciating different cultures, and coping with change. A large portion of its introductory material is devoted to suggestions for the use of books with young people. The suggested activities are based on four assumptions: (1) all forms of literature are effective media for preserving, transmitting, and improving our society and its multiculture; (2) liking and trusting others can increase as we share their feelings through literature; (3) transfer of learning is possible from books to real life; and (4) parents, teachers, and librarians would want to use various approaches in helping young people to understand and to value themselves. Discussed in the introductory material are methods and approaches to encourage children to share their reading experience, to create interest in books, to motivate activities, and to deepen understanding. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, Nev. 22-27, 1971